About this campground
The Karijini overflow campground is open April to October only. It is a hard-surface area without separated marked campsites.
Bookings are essential and can be made up to 180 days (approximately six months) before arrival for one or two nights only.
If you are an outdoor education provider, licensed commercial tour operator or are organising an event (friends, family and other social groups camping together does not constitute an event), contact Parks and Wildlife Service Pilbara Region HQ (Karratha) to discuss your requirements.
The campground has no marked campsites and no power.
No-flush pit toilets.
Showers available for a fee at the Karijini Visitor Centre, 1km from the campground, during opening hours (9am - 4pm daily, closed December – February).
No campfires at any time.
Dogs are not permitted.
Generator use is permitted between 8am and 8pm only.
Do not empty chemical toilet waste into campground toilets. Use the dump point at Dales campground or carry waste out of the park for disposal in an authorised dump point.
Carry all waste out of the park. No bins provided.
A per person camping fee and a per vehicle park entry fee apply.
Camping fee must be paid by Mastercard or VISA when booking.
Vehicle entry fee may be paid when booking, on arrival at Karijini National Park or by purchasing a park pass and is required for motor vehicles only. Payment is not required for trailers, including camper trailers and caravans.
No booking fee.
A fee may apply if you cancel or remove dates from a booking. Stricter conditions apply for peak periods.
Drinking water is not provided.
No-flush pit toilets are the only personal hygiene facility.
November to April is tropical cyclone season.
December to April can be very hot.
Storms are common between May and October throughout WA.
Karijini National Park is in very remote Australia.
Ensure you have sufficient supplies (including water, food, fuel, medication and first aid), and equipment and clothing appropriate for the conditions before travelling.
Be prepared for an emergency. For alerts, warnings and advice go to: Emergency WA
Dingoes are common around Dales Campground. They may scavenge for food and can be aggressive. Do not feed dingoes, supervise children at all times, walk in groups and store food in your vehicle. Read more in the Be Dingo Aware fact sheet.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Karijini Overflow Campground.
The park is the traditional home of the Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga Aboriginal people. The Banyjima name for the Hamersley Range is Karijini. Aboriginal land management practices, such as 'fire stick farming', resulted in a diversity of vegetation types and stages of succession that helped determine the nature of the plants and animals found in the park today.
We recognise and acknowledge Banjima, Innawongka and Eastern Guruma people as the traditional owners of Karijini National Park.